A Data-Driven Courtship

The spreadsheet that Nicole Alison Woon and Jeffrey Ryan Chheng use to record the restaurants they’ve patronized in Seattle, nearly over 500 and counting, can be read as an oblique diary of the couple’s developing relationship. It contains Umi Sake House, the sushi spot where Ms. Woon and Mr. Chheng had their second date; RN74,…

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Finding Their Second Wind

For Dr. Mariann Channell and Benson Woo, life is good. “We have thoroughly been enjoying each other’s company,” said Dr. Channell, as she strolled around Maui with her new husband, Mr. Woo, one recent night during their Hawaiian honeymoon. “We are fortunate to have found each other.” Dr. Channell, who lives in St. Clair Shores,…

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BIO Integration journal, Volume 1, Issue number 4, publishes

Guangzhou, January 15, 2021: New journal BIO Integration (BIOI) publishes its fourth issue, volume 1, issue 4. BIOI is a peer-reviewed, open access, international journal, which is dedicated to spreading multidisciplinary views driving the advancement of modern medicine. Aimed at bridging the gap between the laboratory, clinic, and biotechnology industries, it will offer a cross-disciplinary…

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Increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in patients with schizophrenia

A new study conducted at the University of Turku, Finland, shows that patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease later in life. The increased risk may be due to alterations in the brain’s dopamine system caused by dopamine receptor antagonists or neurobiological effects of schizophrenia. The record-based case-control study…

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Çukurova University (TDRAC) joins Bentham Science as institutional member

Bentham Science is pleased to announce an Institutional Member partnership with the Turkish university, Çukurova University Tropical Diseases Research and Application Center (TDRAC). The partnership provides the opportunity to the researchers, from the university, to publish their research under an Open Access license with specified fee concessions. This agreement is a continuation of Bentham Science…

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IOF and IFCC review calls for harmonization of assays for reference bone turnover markers

Bone turnover markers (BTMs) in blood and urine are useful tools in monitoring osteoporosis treatment effects and may be useful for improving patient adherence. In 2011, a Joint Committee on Bone Metabolism of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) designated Procollagen type I N-propeptide (PINP)…

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